Xavier Toubes (Francisco Javier Toubes Vilariño)
A Coruña, Spain

Education - History
1967-69 Banco Exterior de España, Aviles
1969-74 Banco Español en Londres, London
1974-1977 University of London Goldsmiths’ College
1980-1983 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, M.F.A, New York
1999-Present Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1983-1993 Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
1991-1999 Co-Founder, Artistic Director, European Ceramic Work Centre,
               ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions
1979 Galeria Sargadelos, Madrid
1979 Galeria Sargadelos, Santiago de Compostela. Spain
1980,1982, Galeria Sargadelos, Madrid
1985 Palacio de Exposiciones Kiosko Alfonso, A Coruña. Spain (catalog)
1988 South-Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem
1989 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York
1990 Galerie van Mourik, Rotterdam
1991 Helen Drutt Gallery, New York
1993 Galerie van Mourik, Rotterdam
1993 VB Galerie/Kunstuitkijk, Deventer. The Netherlands
1995 Casa de Cultura y Juventud, Manises, Valencia. Spain (catalog)
1996 Galeria Abel Lepina, Vigo. Spain
1996 R.A.I. Galerie De Witte Voet. Amsterdam
1996 Galeria Pardo Bazan , A Coruña
1997 Casa da Parra. Santiago de Compostela (catalog)
1997 P. Rieger, X. Toubes. Galeria Sargadelos. Madrid (leaflet)
1998 P. Rieger, X. Toubes. Galeria Sargadelos.Santiago de Compostela (leaflet)
1999 Galeria Marisa Marimón, Ourense. Spain (catalog)
1999 Galerie De Witte Voet. Amsterdam
2001 Materia, Scottsdale, Arizona
2004 Perimeter Gallery. Chicago
2004 IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, Indiana
2005 Fundacion Luis Seoane. A Coruña (catalog)
2006 Kunstforum, Solothurn, Switzerland
2007 Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea.Santiago de Compostela (catalog)
2008 Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Chicago (leaflet)
2008 Perimeter Gallery. Chicago
2009 Instituto Cervantes. Chicago
2010 Sala Luzán. Zaragoza, Spain (catalog)
2011 Factoria Compostela. Santiago de Compostela (catalog)
2012 Kunstforum, Solothurn, Switzerland
2012 Perimeter Gallery. Chicago

Group Exhibitions
1977
Qualifications, Midland Group, Nottingham, UK

1980
Ceramica Actual Española, Escuela de Artes Aplicadas, Sevilla (catalog)

1981
Ceramistas Españoles Contemporaneos, Casa de la Cultura, Zamora (catalog)
Medio Siglo de la Cultura Galega, Galeria Altex, Madrid (catalog)
Ceramistas en Madrid, Museo Municipal de Madrid, Madrid
The Haystack Tradition: Art in Craft Media". Bowdoin College of Art, Brunswick ME;
     William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs (CT); Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,
     Waltham (MA); Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI); Sterling and
     Francine Clark Institute (MA) (catalog)

1982
Galicia Panorama del Arte Moderno, Banco de Bilbao, Madrid (catalog)
Escultura Galega 82, Palacio Municipal, A Coruña

1983
Preleminar. I Bienal Nacional de las Artes Plasticas, Museo Provincial de Zaragoza, Zaragoza;
     Caja de Ahorros de Sevilla; Instituto Carlos Maside, A Coruña; Museo Municpal de
     Bellas Artes, Santander; Palau Meca, Barcelona (catalog)
University of North Carolina, Faculty Art Exhibition, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill USA

1985
"The Fith Biennal Paper and Clay National" Memphis State University, TN (catalog)

1986
First Internacional Ceramics Contest 86, Mino. Japan
VIII Bienal de la Escultura Iberica Contemporanea, Zamora (catalog)
Litoral, Palacio de Exposiciones Kiosko Alfonso, A Coruña
     Sociedad Nacional de Bellas Artes, Lisboa (catalog)
Dimensions 86, Lenexa, Kansas
Panorama de la Ceramica Contemporanea, Museo Español de Arte
     Contemporaneo, Madrid; Ayuntamiento de Valencia, Valencia (catalog)
Clay USA 86, Radford University. Virginia
Ceramistas para la Academia, Centro Cultural de la C.A.V. Valencia (catalog)
Celtic Vision, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
     Kiosko Alfonso, A Coruña; Espace Culture, Graslin, Nantes (F)
     The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Llandudno (GB); The Chapter
     Arts Center Cardiff (GB); The Bede Gallery, Jarrow (GB); The
     Hewlyn Orio Art Gallery, Cornwall (GB). (catalog)
Ceramica Galega Actual, Casa da Parra. Santiago de
     Compostela. Travel: Galeria Duran Loriga, A Coruña (catalog)
II World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramics, Zagrev (catalog)
North Carolina Arts Council Fellowships, Mint Museum, Charlotte (catalog)

1987
East-West Contemporary Ceramics, The Korean Culture and Arts
     Foundation. Seoul. Korea. (catalog)
The Coastal Exchange, Arts Council, Richmond; The Athenaeum. Alexandria (catalog)
Big Clay, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh;
     St John's Museum, Wilmington, USA (catalog)

1988
Tampa Triennial, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL (catalog)

1989
Presente de la Ceramica Española, Keramion Museum, Frenchen
     Germany; Academia Española de Roma, Rome; Museo Gulbenkian,
     Lisbon; Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Museo de Arte
     Contemporaneo, Mexico; Demarko Gallery, Edinburg (GB);
     Casa de España, Paris. (catalog)
Southeastern Seven, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
     Winston-Salem NC; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; The Virginia
     Beach Art Center, V; The Norton Gallery and School of Art,
     West Palm Beach, FL. USA (catalog)
North Carolina Artists, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

1990
UNC Faculty Artists, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
     Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

1991
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Arizona State University
     Art Museum, Tempe.AZ ;Ohio State University, Athens, OH; North Carolina
     State University, Raleigh (catalog)
Helen Drutt Gallery, New York

1992
Ceramica – Habitat, Centre Cultural San Miquel, Castellon
     Institut de Cultura J. G. Albert, Alacant (catalog)
Helen Drutt Gallery, New York
Material Dreams, Ackland Museum of Art. Chapel Hill, NC
Allen-Mar, Mosteiro de San Martiño Pinario, Santiago de Compostela (catalog)

1993
Keramik Europas 1993, Westerwald Keramikmuseum, Höhr-
     Grenzhausen (D); Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden (NL); Maison de la Ceramique,
     Mulhouse (F); Bornholms Kunstmuseum,Guchiem (DK) (catalog)

1994
Taipei International Exhibition of Ceramics 1994, Taipei Fine
     Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (catalog)

1995
Biennale de Chateauroux, Chateauroux. France (catalog)
I Foro Atlantico de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela
     Galeria Abel Lepina, Vigo (catalog)
De Vlaardingse Boomgaard, Vlaardingen, NL.
Bienal de Vilanova da Cerveira, Vilanova da Cerveira, Portugal
Bienal Europea de Ceramica. Museo de Ceramica de Manises. Valencia (catalog)

1996
Cousas. Casa da Parra. Santiago de Compostela
Garden of Delight 96, Vlaardingen. NL
K'96- International Ceramic Art, Etela-Karjalan Taidemuseo
     Lappeeranta, Finland (catalog)

1997
Coleccion Permanente Arte Galega, 1980-1997. Centro
     Galego de Arte Contemporanea. Santiago de Compostela.
Garden of Delight 97, Vlaardingen. NL. (catalog)
Brandend Zand. Museum Beelden aan Zee. Scheveningen NL. (catalog)
De Asorey a los 90. Escultura Moderna en Galicia
     Auditorio de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela. (catalog)
Galicia Terra Unica- Galicia Exterior, Estación Maritima. Vigo (catalog)
Galicia Terra Unica- Galicia 1900-1990, Hospital da Armada. Ferrol. (catalog)
Orte-Plätze-Gegenden" Magdeburger Museen. Magdeburg, Germany (catalog)
The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seoul. South Korea
KLEI. Witte Zaal. Gent. Belgium (catalog)
Colección de Arte CaixaGalicia. Casa das Artes. Vigo (catalog)

1998
ARCO 1998 Madrid. Galeria Marisa Marimón. Ourense (catalog)
AR-TV. Television de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela (catalog)
Galerie De Vitte Voet. Amsterdam
Coleccion Permanente. Novas Incorporacions. Centro Galego
     de Arte Contemporanea. Santiago de Compostela
Novas adquisicions 96-98.Coleccion de Arte Caixa Galicia,
     Estación Maritima. A Coruña (catalog)
The 5th International Ceramics Festival'98 Mino, Japan. (catalog)

1999
European Ceramics 99.Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hohr-Grenzhausen.D. (catalog)
The Garden of Delight. Vlaardingen. NL
Frans Halsmuseum. Haarlem. NL
Foro International de Arte Contemporaneo, Pontevedra (catalog)
Ceramica Internacional Contemporanea. Posada del Potro. Cordoba (catalog)
Loveed Fine Arts, New York
Art Twente. Galery De Witte Voet, Hengelo, NL

2000
Illinois Ceramic Invitational. Parkland College. Champaign. IL (catalog)
Pesado y Liviano, Galeria Pardo Bazan. A Coruňa
25 Jaar . De Vitte Voet. Amsterdam
Escultura Contemporanea Gallega. La ceramica como punto de partida
Centro de Artesania y Diseňo, Lugo, E (catalog)
     Posada del Potro, Cordoba, E
     Auditorio Principe de Asturias. Oviedo
Ceramics in Chicago. ARC Gallery. Chicago
Arte Twente. Galery De Witte Voet, Hengelo. NL
SOFA, New York
Kunst RAI, Amsterdam
SOFA. Chicago

2001
Reunion. The Clay Studio. Philadelphia.
ARCO International Art Fair. Galeria Marisa Marimon, Madrid. (catalog)
Heethhofden. Princessehof. Leeuwarden, NL
SOFA. New York.

2002
Artists/Educators. Lill Street Art Center. Chicago. IL
ARCO International Art Fair. Galeria Marisa Marimon. Madrid. (catalog)
Escultura Contemporanea Gallega. La ceramica como punto de partida.
     Casa de Galicia. Madrid (catalog)
Evidence. Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Kansas City. MI.
     Escultura Galega Contemporanea. Fundacion Llorens. Ferrol (catalog)
SOFA. New York. Galeria Materia.
SOFA. New York. Loveed Fine Arts.
Perimeter Gallery. Chicago
European Ceramics Work Centre. ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The Netherlands.

2003
Espais Sagrats.Gresol Festival D’art. La Bisbal d’Emporda. Girona, E (catalog)
Spanische Keramik, Galerie Handwerk, München, Germany (catalog)
SOFA NY, Loveed Fine Arts & Perimeter Gallery
NOW & NOW World Contemporary Ceramics.
     The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003 Korea. Invitational Exhibition catalog
     Icheon World Ceramic, Icheon. South Korea.
Augenblicken. Kunstforum Kirchberg, Kirchberg, Switzerland (catalog)
SOFA Chicago. Perimeter Gallery & Dubhe Carreño Gallery (catalog)

2004
Künstlerinnen und Künstler des Kunstforums. Kirchberg. Switzerland (catalog)
Perimeter Gallery. Chicago.
SOFA New York. Loveed Fine Arts
Santa Fe Clay. Santa Fe. New Mexico
International Academy of Ceramics, Icheon
     World Ceramic Center, South Korea (catalog)
Patricia Rieger, Xavier Toubes. Track House. Oak Park, IL

2005
Galerie De Witte Voet. Amsterdam
Northern Clay Center. Minneapolis (catalog)
Santa Fe Clay. Santa Fe. New Mexico
Perimeter Gallery. Chicago
Evansville Museum. Indiana (catalog)
Gallery Pahk, New York
Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago Tourist Center
Musée Ariana. Genève. Switzerland (catalog)

2006
Crossing Over: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture and
     Techno-Science. The Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas
Art Chicago. Perimeter Gallery. Chicago
Santa Fe Clay. Santa Fe. New Mexico
La Ceramica Española y su integracion en el arte
     Museo Nacional de Ceramica. Valencia (catalog)
Betty Rymer Gallery. The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Art Salamanca. Salamanca. Galeria Marisa Marimon (catalog)
Forosur. Caceres. Galeria Marisa Marimon (catalog)

2007
Kunstforum, Solothurn, Switzerland
Escultura Cerámica Ibérica. Pazo da Cultura. Pontevedra (catalog)
     Travel: Centro das Artes. Caldas da Rainha. Portugal
     Museo do Azulejo, Lisboa
Shy Boy She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft. Selections from the
     Wornick Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (catalog)
Coverings 07. McCormick Place. Chicago

2008
Art 5 WORK, Gallery 2. Chicago
Outra xeografia. Arte desde Galicia. Habana. Cuba (catalog)
Smaak en Kraak, Pottenbakkersmuseum/Centrum voor hedendaagse
     keramiek, Tegelen, The Netherlands
SOFA Chicago. Perimeter Gallery
Station8 Zuzwill, Switzerland
De Nova Materia: Escultura Contemporanea na coleccion Caixanova
     Centro Cultural Caixa Nova, Vigo, May (catalog)

2009
Realidades, Exprexións, Tramas. Arte en Galicia desde 1975
     Fundación Caixa Galicia. Ferrol, Spain (catalog)
Our Objects: Contemporary Ceramics in Context. The Glasgow School of Art,
     Traveling Exhibition: Hillsborough, Northern Ireland; the British Ceramic Biennial,
     Wedgwood Institute, Stoke–on-Trent, UK
Kunstforum, Solothurn, Switzerland.
Tussen de Oren, Stedelijk Museum Kampen, Kampen, The Netherlands.
Gresol. Madremanya. Girona
Collection Selections. Elmhurst Art Museum. Elmhurst. Chicago
Reflection, Kunstforum , Solothurn, Switzerland
Artistas e Intenciones. Galeria Pardo Bazan. A Coruña

2010
Galerie de Witte Voet. Favorites/Favorieten Amsterdam
Espectral. Obras das Coleccións do Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea.
     Santiago de Compostela
Cao-Tun, Craft Museum. Taiwan. Cerámica Española para el Siglo XXI. (catalog)
     Chinese and Spanish. Traveling: Kaohsiung Museum (2010)
     Yingge, Ceramics Museum (2011). Taiwan
Sèvres Museum. Paris. Académie Internationale de Céramique (catalog)
Kunstforum , Reflection 2, Solothurn, Switzerland
     Traveling: Gallery Artworks, Belgium
Second European Triennial of Ceramic and Glass, Mons, Belgium (catalog)

2011
Reflectie. Galerie Bianca Landgraaf. Laren, The Netherlands, Curated by Melissa Muys
Espacio Atlántico. Vigo. Factoria Compostela
Art Chicago. Perimeter Gallery
Praesent. Galerie Christoph Abbühl. Solothurn. Switzerland

2012
Reflection IV. Station 8. Zuzwill. Switzerland
Colección CaixaGalicia. Ourense. Spain
Evanston Biennale. Chicago.
100 Projects for Peace. Salón Luna Pizarro. Congreso de la Republica del Perú. Lima
No Rules: Contemporary Clay. Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Chicago
Earth & Alchemy, Bakalar + Paine Galleries,
     Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston (catalog)
Sofa Chicago. Perimeter Gallery catalog
Red Dot Art Fair. Perimeter Gallery. Miami

2013
ArtWorks. Sullivan Galleries at SAIC, Chicago
Elena Colmeiro, Maestros de la Cerámica. Taller Escuela Cerámica Muel, Zaragoza (catalog)
Faculty Projects. Sullivan Galleries at SAIC, Chicago

2014
Patricia Rieger, Xavier Toubes, Macau Sky & Earth
     Ceramic Art Association Gallery, Macau, China


Public Collections

Woodman Study Collection, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ateliers d’Art de France
Museum of Art & Design, New York (promised gift from Gail Brown collection, Philadelphia)
CAI Sala Luzán, Zaragoza
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Chicago.
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
Museu do Azulejo, Lisboa
Museé Ariana, Genéve
The Wornick Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri
Jay Collection. Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Gresol. Girona
Centro Galego da Arte Contemporánea , Santiago de Compostela
Colección Nova Caixa Galicia
Fundación Coca Cola España
First National Bank, Columbia, Missouri
The Gallery of Art and Design. North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Etela- Karjalan Taidemuseo , Lappeeranta, Finland
Fundación Argentaria, Madrid
Fundación Caixa-Vigo
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Museu de Cerámica de Manises, Valencia
Art Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Banco de España, Madrid
Arizona State University Museum, Tempe
University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, Research Triangle
Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
European Ceramics Work Centre at the Kruithuis Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela
Harbourfront Studios, Toronto
Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, North Carolina
Museo Carlos Maside, Sada, A Coruña
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York
Seminario de Estudios Cerámicos, Sargadelos, Lugo
Pinacoteca Municipal do Concello da Coruña, A Coruña
Ayuntamiento de Alcorcón, Alcorcón, Madrid

Awards
1975 Greater London Council,
1982 II Certamen Nacional de Ceramica, First prize. Alcorcon. Madrid
1983 Ministerio de Cultura. Madrid, Grant
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington
1986 The First International Ceramics, Mino, Japan -2 mentions
1986 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship USA
1986 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundation Fund,
1988 University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, commission
1989 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Winston- Salem
1991 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Prize-award
1991 Arizona State University Museum, Tempe
1994 Bienal Europea de Ceramica. Premio Gallego Vilar
1994 Museo de Ceramica de Manises. Valencia
1995 Premio da Critica Galicia 1995- Artes Plasticas. Vigo
1998 The 5th International Ceramics'98 Mino, Japan – mentions